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an be used at trial. now, it was that employee in the lodato home looked at the six photos based on her description of the man who shot her and killed ruthanne lodato. today on the witness stand, she relieved that terrible day, february 6, 2014. charles severance listened quietly as the woman whose description led to his arrest described a heart-wrenching day when she was shot, her employer, ruthanne lodato killed. severance is charged with killing lodato and two other well-known alexandria resident he wasary ten-year period. most of the family's family and friends were in tears when the testimony finished. >> i will never know what it is like to go through what they have gone through and to have to relieve that in open is understandably hard. every day is hard for them. today was very hard. >> reporter: the judge did not permit photos of the witness as she took the stand. she was caring for ruth ann low
dat toe's elderly mother that february morning when she heard a loud noise and rushed to the front door. she went across the street to a neighbor's and returned to take lodato's mother to safety. after that she went to be with a dying ruthanne lodato testifying -- franco then broke down sock on the stand. the judge called a recess. >> he witnessed a murder. she was shot. she led a 90-year-old woman to safety, had 911 called, and then she put her own life at risk and returned to ruth ann to be with her until help arrived. the family is greenly and
forever grateful to her. >> reporter: franco was asked to testify as the defense wanted to block use of that photo lineup at trial. but the judge rejected their request. coming up on news4 at 6:00, i october. neighbors are calling the fire devastating flames overnight ripping through a reof historic buildings in harpers ferry's business district. the blaze broke out this morning damaging at least four buildings that housed shops and apartments.
for one shop, the vintage lady, all that remains is the sign outside there. the precivil war era building gutted. the shop owner says it is a blow to their tight-knit community. >> the best thing is that no one was hurt, but what this has done to the -- not just to me personally, but to the fabric that is harpers ferry is just devastating. >> we are told some of the heaviest flames were in an area with long, wooden stairs but investigators tell us it's still too early to know what sparked the fire. at least 20 cases in the past 14 months, police are searching for a serial burglar targeting offices in arlington, including one right near police headquarters. pat collins live in the courthouse neighborhood with the details on this. pat? >> reporter: wendy, it's about 5:03. do you know were your laptop is? well if you work in arlington,
you better double check. do you have a laptop? >> i got to go back upstairs and check if someone took or not. >> reporter: police say this guy is a one-man crime wave, a serial computer thief, stealing laptops from offices in arlington. they believe he is linked to about 20 cases. and he is not bashful about it either. is he bold? yeah he's bold. police headquarters here one of the buildings he targeted right over there. the cops, they would walk to the scene. definitely a little bit brazen. he is traveling in the -- in day hours and obviously not afraid of being seen. >> reporter: is he slick? yeah he's slick. they say he strikes right after an office opens or right before it closes. he slips inside. he picks up a laptop here a laptop there, and he's out in a flash.
>> i think that's pretty mean. i don't like that. >> gonna keep an eye on your laptop? >> now i am absolutely. >> clearly what we are doing is encouraging offices and office managers to ensure their doors are locked either early on or later on and ensure that they are challenging any suspicious people that they see inside their buildings. >> reporter: now the guy wears a cap and he has a backpack. not much there. but there is one telltale clue in this case. i will talk more about that coming up at 6:00. wendy back to you. >> pat collins. new information on the likely cause of a deck collapse in howard county. that deck gave way at a townhouse in columbia tuesday night and injured five people. the "baltimore sun" is reporting the joints holding the deck to the house were rotting. everyone who was hurt is expected tockexpect ed expected to be okay. one rider pulled the
emergency switch on metro to stop the train because he missed his stop. transportation reporter adam tuss live tonight at the gallery place station with our first look at the video. adam? >> reporter: that's right, jim. this all happened tuesday night here along the green line. you guys, this is one of those situations where you throw your hands up in the air and you say, i can't believe what just happened. watch as the man in the white shirt with the blue bag opens up a door on the train gets off with a child, then runs down the platform, all while riders stare and wonder. >> i think it's like a lack of common sense. >> reporter: this metro rider can't understand what this guy was thinking opening the door. >> they have signs that says if an emergency, you can pull it, but not -- not because -- just because, you no? he. >> reporter: metro's acing general manager says he hasn't watched it yet but this is something he doesn't want to become a trend. that's clearly something that shouldn't be going on, right? >> i would agree from what you're saying i just have not
seen the details. >> reporter: luckily no one hurt, but watch a little more about how it all started. the green line train had just left the l'enfant plaza station when the man pulled the emergency door release, causing the train to stop. watch the door and crowd on the right side of the train as there appears to be movement and others pointing at the man, then he opens the door and leaves. you missed your stop, what do you do? >> get off at the next stop, turn around, get back on. pretty straightforward right? we do that all the time. >> just seem completely ridiculous? >> it does completely ridiculous. >> trains were delayed as police had to respond to make sure there was nothing suspicious. by that point, the commute was snarled. metro police did catch up with this guy and question him. he was released because he didn't do anything criminal. wendy, back to you. >> adam tuss. metro is putting the brakes on a plan that could have increased your wait time. the metro board was weighing a plan that would increase times on the orange silver, green and yellow lines.
it was a move that would have caused wait times on the blue line to go down. no impact on the red line. this is all part of a plan by metro to potentially reorganize train schedules to match the ridership. the board wants more information before it makes a decision on this. pick the pike, that's the message the group hopes will help keep the marriott hotels headquarters in montgomery county. you may see signs like this along rockville pike. the non-profit group friends of white flint are trying to lure marriott to recently named pike district near the old mall. right now mar kbrot's headquarters is at the 270 spur in bethesda. the company's ceo tells the "washington post" they would like to move to a more metro-friendly area. we have new information about a story we first reported on news4. prince george's county executive rushen baker is talking about his proposal to move his office ant county council from the county seat in upper marlboro to
lark goal. the county purchased a large building on mccormick drive for $21 million. baker is moving forward about relocating government office there is and will continue discussions on what's going to happen with his office and council. >> the main thing i think for people to understand is that we are moving government offices there. and that is going to give us the foot traffic which will also entice restaurants to come to the boulevard. and that's really how you make a downtown area. >> a county spokesman says that there is no proposal on the table, however, to move the county seat. that will remain in upper marlboro. well, she has been crawling under our city for two years now. today, the massive underground drill named lady bird completed its mission. news4's mark segraves shows us
how the milestone will impact your quality of life and your water bills. >> reporter: you can see it's at rest now, but this huge bore head has been busy for the past two years, digging a massive tunnel underneath the a nah cost ya river. today lady bid, as it's known, can finally take a break, so can the crews who have been working on this historic project. several locations on this tunnel alignment we had to snake through existing infrastructure and had some curves in the tunnel designed to avoid certain things. >> reporter: despite having to wind around underground obstacles, the 442-foot-long, 13-ton drill reached its destination after tunneling four and a half miles from the blue plains water plant along the potomac river then under the anacostia river, surfacing along the southeast waterfront right next to nats park. >> guided by lasers and gps. we hit the target within 3/8ths of an inch which is pretty
remarkable. >> reporter: this tunnel is one of several tunnels being built because the existing sewer tunnels, built in the 1800s, are just too small. and they can't handle the heavy rains and all the city's sewage, forcing that sewage and rain mixture to be pumped directly into our rivers and creeks. >> talking hundreds of millions of gallons of combined sewage that goes into the rivers 2 to 3 billion gallops a year. >> reporter: while this tunnel is complete, the entire $2 billion project won't be finished until 2022. the project will not only make the anacostia and potomac rivers much cleaner, it will reduce the risk of flooding in neighborhoods like bloomingdale hit hard in recent years. as you can see, the work is far from finished here. it will take these crews at least another two months to get the rest of the drill out of that tunnel. now, as for who pays for this $2 billion project, everyone who gets a d.c. water bill. coming up at 6:00 we will tell
you how much each household can expect to pay. in the district at the big dig mark segraves news4. an alarming declaration from the director of the fbi about the threat of isis. what it means for our safety on u.s. soil. we try to answer your questions about interactions about police after that dash cam video showing sandra bland's arrest. coming up, we spoke with the president of the fraternal order of police. and a great day out here for backyard weather w of course, i have got all the kids. what are the moms doing right now? they are taking pictures of the kids on television. they said we don't want to be on tv sorry, moms, you were on tv too. what are we doing? >> we will be back on a beautiful day in
isil is not your parents' al qaeda. it is a very different model. by virtue of that model it is currently the threat we are worrying about in the homeland most of all. >> fbi director james comey saying that isis has now overtaken al qaeda as the group that poses the most danger to our country. comey says one of the big concerns with isis, the group's social media efforts to recruit people within the united states. u.s. officials warn that in the
past couple of moments isis has been taking to twitter to urge attacks in the u.s. and we have seen as many as ten isis-inspired plots stopped so far just this summer. homeland security secretary jeh johnson says right now, a home-grown threat is a bigger concern than a september 11th-style attack, mainly because it is harder to detect. i am achris lawrence at the live desk, one man is in custed tody, accused of running down a police officer with his car. we are told danny harvell turned himself into prince george's county police, accused of speeding off during a traffic stop last week in district heights, but the officer who stopped him got his arm stuck in harvell's seatbelt and the car dragged him 100 yards before he hit a tree. he said harvell managed to walk or runaway. the officer is out of the hospital but he hurt his leg and harvell is being held without bond.
a man shot by police in maryland remains hospitalized tonight. deputies went to a house along charlton court in waldorf last night for report of a domestic incident. they tell us the map was waving a knife and threatening to take his own life. one of the deputies opened fire when they say he moved toward them. witnesses toll news4 that the map had his arms up, no charges have been filed against him yet. there is new information this evening about the texas woman who died in jail. prosecutors said today that the autopsy found no evidence of a violent struggle. the prosecutor added the marks around sandra bland's neck were consistent with a suicide. bland's family in illinois says there is no way she killed herself and they questioned something inside that jail cell following that contentious arrest that led to the officer being put on desk duty. it was that traffic stop that has a lot of people wondering what rights does one have when an officer pulls us over?
news4's meagan fitzgerald is along connecticut avenue northwest with more on that. meagan? >> reporter: bell is poke about the president of the fraternity order of police, he took a look at that video of bland in texas and he says it raises concerns. while police have an obligation too deescalate situations, he said drivers do as well. we all know there are rules of the road, you break those laws, however small -- >> i'm very nervous whenever i get -- if i ever got pulled over. >> reporter: there is always the chance an officer will stop you. >> you failed to signal a lane change. >> reporter: that's what happened to 28-year-old sandra bland in waller county, texas, a traffic stop for failing to signal for a rain change quickly escalated, raising more questions around interactions with police officers. >> well i think he could have stepped back. >> reporter: we watched the dash cam video with the president of the fraternal order of police for the metro area. on video, the officer asks bland who was visibly irritated
for being pulled over, to put out her cigarette. >> you mind putting out your cigarette please, for my -- >> reporter: she refuses and he asks her to step out of the car. >> i think he is playing the part of, you know, let me keep your hands clear i don't want to see anything in your hands, and looking to be -- protect himself at that point. >> reporter: bland had the right to smoke a cigarette but say it is an officer orders you to step out of your car, you must comply. we double checked that with the aclu and they agree. >> get out of the car! >> she says i'm in my car, i can do what ever i want. you're now confronting the officer. you're now telling me you can't tell me what to do. >> reporter: he says interacting with an officer is a two-way street. bland could have deescalated the situation but putting out her cigarette and obeying the officer's orders but says the officer could have issued the ticket and walked away. going to issue her, you then issue the citation and move on. >> reporter: now experts say if you feel your rights were
violated, take down the officer's badge number and file a complaint with the department, but it's not advised to pick a fight with the officer in the street. coming up at 6:00 we spoke with the aclu about how you should deescalate a situation and prevent a bigger altercation. windy? >> all right, meagan fitzgerald. police and city leaders around the country came to the white house today to talk about ways to improve community policing. boston's police commissioner says one of the biggest challenges establishing trust, especially with minority groups. we are working hard with the community and i think all across america that's the job police have to do, they have to rebuild the confidence so communities want to work with us and not against us. >> the commissioner says one of the best ways to establish that trust reach out to young people in the community. in just about an hour, you have a chance to meet the alexandria police chief, earl cook is hosting a community
back. he will be answering questions any that you may have about the community and begins at 630 near mount vernon east nelson avenues in the delray area. he says it is a dangerous trip. why donald trump is touring the u.s./mexico border tonight. people who used to live in this hyattsville apartment building say it was once infested with bed bugs, to the point they lost everything like a massive fire. now, they want to be made whole again. we will explain. and i'm storm team4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer a great day for backyard weather the weather absolutely fantastic. who's winning? we will be right back with a little bit more.
hello, everybody. chief meteorologist doug kammerer. we are live in ann brinker's backyard. i knew ann -- everybody here calls her annie. i call her ann because this is app capina to me we went to high school together. i said we graduated in 2003. that -- that's right. we sticking with that? >> absolutely. >> absolutely. so, instead of our 20-year we just had our ten-year anniversary, our high school reunion, which was great. thank you guys, for having us to your home. your husband outside right now, take a look, there he is. jamie, what's up buddy?
did you guys realize it jamie realize it it is national hot dog day jamie is making up. he has 700 hot dogs he is cooking up today. we are all excited about that. i want to show you what's happening with the weather, they said they love it, coming out here on day like today, humidity is nice and low, what we have out there today, take a look at the temperature, 87 degrees once again, that dew point way down, plenty of sunshine, a beautiful, beautiful day temperatures around the region, 87 frederick, 82, leesburg, 81, culpepper. so once again, just a phenomenal afternoon. look at annapolis, coming in at 79. what a great day to be on the chesapeake. heading down toward the next couple of day what are we going to be seeing in not going to be raining, storm team4 radar is dry. it will stay that way right on through the weekend i think. so, if you have any plans this and with, the weekend is looking fantastic. this is what's going on. again, satellite and radar together showing clear skies from d.c. all the way back toward chicago and an area of high pressure settled in overhead, means we are in for another great one during the day tomorrow. move in through the day
tomorrow, impact forecast well, weather, have another very low impact on our day, talking about another beauty on your friday. that's why i love to call it a fantastic friday here as we move on through the afternoon tomorrow, looking good. if you want to take the kids to the playground, plenty of kids here, by the way i counted 27 kids, 78 do egg grace at 9 a.m. tomorrow, 85 by around 1:00. 89 for the high temperature. that low humidity, feel comfort comfortable. how about that seven-day forecast, what are we going to see from that? first hit the beach. i'm hitting the beach this weekend, just talking, some of the people here go to bethany, others fenwick, some ocean city. 81 on your friday. you guys love beth think? beth think? 83 on saturday, sunday, coming up temperatures in the low 80s, water temperature right now at 82 degrees. that is good too. make our way through the next couple of days, 92 on saturday, then we will start to see the heat and humidity on the increase, 93 sunday, monday tuesday, wednesday, the sheet here for sure and so is the humidity. by the way, sitting next stephanie
o'toole and she said don't say hi to me. she was the class of -- wait, if we are 2003 you're 2004. yeah, she actually married one of my buddies who played on the baseball team with me. he is now actually at the pittsburgh game watching the nation ast. he couldn't be here today and we are all very sad. send the guys back into you. herndon high school, just in case you didn't know. herndon hornets. if you want know come to your backyard, do what annie did. all you -- i call you had annie. all you have to do is go to facebook.com/doug kammerer or send us pictures of that have backyard. do you not have to be my high school friend in order for me to come. i want to clear that up. wow. >> send it back to you guys. >> doug being from the class of 2010, wendy and i feel completely shut out from this reunion. we have a ten-year reunion coming up. right now at 5:00, $20 million, how much residents of a local apartment complex are asking for in a bed bug lawsuit. we are going to hear from those tenants and why they want so much money. saving the chesapeake bay. who is making the grade in our
this $20 million lawsuit. >> reporter: this is being filed by a couple of people who used to live in this apartment building before it was managed by the company that is managing it now. they are under new management the people living there aren't telling us anything about bed bugs a few years ago, they had a serious issue. >> they were so infected in my son's rooms. they had to take them out. >> reporter: this was in 2012, she moved out after the bugs were found. >> put $1,000 on my credit. >> because you didn't finish paying the rent? >> as opposed to letting me out. >> reporter: after years of looking for representation, she filed suit in the court for $20
million against the berkshire property advisers, the previous owners of this apartment building now owned by another company. she understands that she is asking for a lot of money. >> a point of everyone knowing what was done to us. >> reporter: she has been compiling documents for exterminating companies that treated the building and she found out that the bed bug also been there for the a least two years before she moved in. her investigation led her to the person who lived in her apartment before she did. >> and she had the bed bug infestation and hers was so bad, they threw out her furniture, even her bed. >> reporter: now, we spoke with that tenant. coming up on news4 at 6:00 your going to hear from that woman. she is 87 years old and when she was dealing with this bed bug infest stationin infest infest -- infestation, she had
to sleep in a chair. the group has a strong policy on bedbugs and will find out what happened in this situation but no comment as of yet on this pending lawsuit. i'm tracee wilkins back to you. a sharp increase in deadly crashes involving impaired drivers in our region, despite a decease nationwide. the washington regional alcohol program says for 2013, the d.c. area had 81 alcohol or drug-impaired deaths, a 19% jump from the year before. the number of dui or dwi arrests is also at its highest level in nearly two decades with more than 17,000. the minimum wage in the district could go up as high as $15 an hour by 2020. this issue could appear on the 2016 ballot if supporters gather enough signatures in the coming months. d.c. mayor muriel bowser says she supported the current law that raises the minimum with a
to in12.50 an hour starting next summer but says she is going to have to study the impact of this $15 proposal. to investigate what this means for d.c. residents. are. >> supporters need to get 23,000 signatures to get this initiative on the ballot. if the measure does pass, d.c. will be the first city with a $15 minimum wage on the east coast. the chesapeake bay is one of the most voluble assets, controlling the pollution that destroys the bay is a big problem. tom sherwood reports on how local leaders gathered today to discuss the progress and shortcomings of the efforts to save the bay. >> reporter: d.c. mayor muriel bowser, maryland lieutenant governor rutherford, virginia governor terry mcauliffe all smiles today at the national arboretum in northeast washington. [ applause ] an annual meeting discussing steps being taken to reclaim the
chesapeake bay from pollutants. activists including the chesapeake bay foundation say more urgent steps are needed to curve decades of pollution. >> nitrogen phosphorus and sentiment, good old dirt which clogs fish gills cover up underwater grasses, simply is a transport mechanism for other pollutants. >> reporter: the non-profit bay foundation says maryland, virginia and d.c. are doing better but pennsylvania is falling behind. >> if pennsylvania doesn't do the job, the bay will not be saved. >> reporter: governor mcauliffe talking to news4 acknowledged the short coming. >> some states respect doing as well as other states. we clearly know that and we want to work with those states to get them up to where they need to be. the health of the potomac and the anacostia and our creeks are very critical. >> reporter: the bay is affected by 180,000 miles of creeks, streams and rivers, some of them polluted, but 18 million people come in contact or are affected by the bay. >> it is such a gigantic
economic asset for everybody in the region, for all of our watermen and the folks who enjoy going on the bay, for our tourist business. >> reporter: tom sherwood news4. tom brokaw is getting behind an effort to build that memorial honoring president dwight eisenhower. the former "nbc nightly news" anchor is joining an advisory committee for the eisenhower memorial project. mr. brokaw says when he was researching his books about world war ii, he learned a lot of veterans want to see president eisenhower honored but up until now, design issues and funding problems slowed that project down. fetal deaths around the country are down but most of our region is outpacing the national average. newly released numbers from the cdc show more than 23,000 deaths for 2013. that's rate nearly six per every 1,000 live births. here in the district, the mortality rate is closer to 10, while maryland is about 8, virginia 6. west virginia, meanwhile is lower than the national average.
donald trump said he put his personal safety at risk when he advice subject the u.s./mexican border today but the republican president a.m. candidate said he had to do it. trump landed in la raid dough, texas, this afternoon. he is paying a visit to the southern border to highlight his focus on illegal immigration. border patrol agents planned to join him today, but at the last minute, they abruptly canceled. hillary clinton tackled race and disparities in the justice system during a forum with south carolina officials today. the democratic presidential front-runner acknowledged racial progress but promised to dig into the causes of what she saulssaul s -- calls systemic racism in mother-in-law society. she asked people to support her, not because she is a woman but her merits of the candidacy. the first lady was with a group of students who refused to let anything stand in their way of a college education. 130 students from all over the country met with mrs. obama this
afternoon, the children overcame obstacles to make it to college. the purpose of the summit was to offer the students tools and strategies to succeed and to take it to the next step in their education and in life. learning to better deal with mentally ill offenders. we traveled with fairfax county leaders down to texas as they learn from a police department paving the bay. the three things they will now ask anyone being arrested. and an explosive accident off the virginia coast. what the navy is saying about this missile failure. and our team scores a one-on-one with a local soccer star ali krieger talks about life after the world cup win. doug? >> i'm chief meteorologist doug kammerer on a beautiful afternoon. we are doing backyard weather. the food, it's coming up next.
i'm chris lawrence at the live desk, a ruling just came down from the court of appeals and means the district is going to get paid about $60 million in unpaid taxes and interest. so, who is going to be paying them all that money? major travel companies, including expedia, hotels.com orbitz, priceline, those companies have been paying the district taxes based on what they paid for the rooms, not what they charged their customers. so, today, the appeals court ruled that is not okay and have to pay the district $60 million in back taxes. i'm chris lawrence at the live desk. thank you, dis. in fairfax county there is new momentum for changes that
will help law enforcement better deal with mentally ill offenders. >> a delegation just back from learning about a model program in texas heard a lot about special classes for police and deputies. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey, was invited along and takes a look now at the lockup alternatives there. >> can he gets the help he needs. >> reporter: this deputy never knows what she is going to encounter, she is on a special team that chiefly handles calls involving people in a mental health crisis. >> do not have your -- in your mind, you're thinking, did he just spit at me? did he just call me every name in the book? were respect bexar county sheriff's department and san antonio police have mental health teams a key part of their model program to divert many minor offenders to treatment rather that jail. the deputies rely on their crisis intervention team training techniques classes that teach about the mentally ill, their needs and how to better handle cases without use of force. >> the use of the taser, it's
minute mall. the first weapon for us is -- is speech you know, and we try to control things with what we say, how we say it. >> it's a place for them to go. >> reporter: this fairfax county delegation justice visited texas to learn more. >> how was that transition? >> reporter: cit training suspect new to them. 43% of fairfax police completed the 40-hour course with the goal of 100%. at the sheriff's department, the goal is lower but growing. what is striking in san antonio, cit training has been given to nearly every officer, deputy and now paraed meics and firefighters, too, they maybe the first to arrive when there's a call for help. >> all we are doing is trying to deescalate the crisis and put them in the best services beck we have available to us. >> reporter: another key difference there. in the field they must ask three mental health questions to decide to go to jail or divert treatment. have you ever been seen by a mental health professionals?
have you taken medication for mental illness and are you suicide aal or have you considered killing why you areself in the last year? >> that's when we need to take care of the mental health issue not when we have been in and out of our jail five or more times. >> julie carey, news4. >> to the watch yesterday's report, head to our nbc because app and search mental health training. a navy exercise involving a task missile came to a fiery end this past weekend in the norfolk area. you can seat test missile exploding, this is off the sullivans, a missile destroyer. u.s. naval institute news obtained these images. they also show a malfunction that created a fire amount side of the ship. this happened during a planned exercise, no one was hurt and the navy hasn't said what caused this missile to fail. well, you can get a free ride to the airport for two days. dulles international is celebrating one year of express bus service between metro's silver line to the terminal. so, on sunday and monday, dulles
is picking up the tab on all trips between the reston east station to the airport. rides on the silver line express bus normally cost you 5 bucks. doug is out in brambleton, virginia in loudoun county, couldn't pick a better day for that, doug. >> exactly right, just a beautiful, beautiful afternoon. we have been lucky the past two weeks. gotten some pretty nice weather today with lower humidity, been fantastic. got the food out. take a look at this. look at all those hot dogs by the way too. we are looking really good as we move on through the rest of the evening. kids are excited. they have been running around when are we eating? when are we eating? you good now, kids? everybody okay? everybody got a plate. you know what happens when you have the kids the kids eat first, stand around, get the plates and give it to them. you guys moved in here when? >> 2009. >> you built this deck. >> we did, 2012. >> and this -- you love this
covered porch here? >> we love it. during the summer we are out here all the time. in the winter, we press our faces against the glass and you know, wait out the cold weather. >> you said jamie, he loves to -- >> he loves to -- yeah. he tends to fall asleep out here you know. [ laughter ] >> you act like you didn't know you did that. well, okay. all right. beautiful day no matter what you got here and again, with low humidity, we can stay out here all afternoon. show you the weather across the area right now, temperatures the next few days looking pretty good. right now just a beautiful afternoon. 87 now. 84 by 7:00, dropping to about 81 by 9. by 11 into the 70s, no problem there. we move on through the rest of the area, current temperatures look like this 82 leesburg 82 dulles, means right here in brambleton, also at 82. that's right. you can cheer for that 82, college park, fort belvoir, 85. no rain to talk about on the radar, not going to see chances
the next couple of day we have very nice weather on through saturday and then we will start to see some changes. let's take a look at tomorrow, a fantastic friday warm, low humidity. another backyard weather day, excited about that. temperatures 84, the cool locations to about 90 but still not too bad. now, we are going to see that humidity on the increase move on through the rest of the evening hours tonight. if you are heading out for the day tomorrow, 72 degrees, a nice, cool start, plenty of sunshine, 11, 3 and by 7:00 tomorrow night, still looking very good with all that sun. the next couple of days what are we going to be seeing, heat and humidity will be on the increase again. 29 on saturday 93 on sunday sunday, we will start to mention the heat index, something we haven't needed to talk about the last few days heat index sunday, close to 98 99. monday, 91 a chance of showers and storms what we will continue to see we move on through tuesday, wednesday and thursday. look at wednesday and thursday those temperatures look like they are coming into the mid-90s, make our way through the heat index, 100 degrees. the heat and humidity will be
back. maybe next beek we are off the patio we are back inside with that humidity, back into the ac. but today, really for the next couple of days, looks good. i have one question for you, and for a few others we grew up in fairfax county, all of our friends now live in loudoun county. what happened? >> ma's a good question. >> think about that question. and get back to me on that because they are -- all my friends, yeah, come to you the and see us in loudoun county, way out there, although now you guys -- back in a couple minutes, you know what i'm talking about, right? just making sure. >> if you live in fairfax go out to loudoun. all at once to see doug. hey, everybody is still buzzing about the amazing u.s. women's national team winning the world cup. one of the team usa stars is northern virginia native, ali krieger and she is back and playing for the washington spirit. carol maloney caught up with the woman who they call the warrior princess. >> ali krieger, she admits she is exhausted from the tournament, then the frenzied victory tour and now back to
work with the spirit. but she took a few moments today to talk about what's next. krieger means warrior in german. in america she is powering on like a warrior no matter how tired she is for the good of the game. at the top of the mountain? >> yes. >> now what? now what? >> slowly climbing down. >> yeah. yeah. >> i'm looking down at like my vacation time, i'm getting excited about that but that won't be for a while. right now, my focus is here. obviously, i want to be with this team and bring that motivation intensity and excite.from the world cup back here to this field and this team and this club. and we need to continue to grow women's football around the country, around the country around the world. i think right now, we have such a good platform to do that >> you have a birthday coming up. >> i do. >> birthday. >> i do. god. world champion's birthday. >> i still have the world cup glow. but, yes i will be 31 soon. >> what's on your wish list?
what's left? >> gosh, i think a championship top two things i think i have to achieve that are on my bucket list, with the olympics. >> what was the toughest part about the body issue? >> um probably being naked in front of, you know, five to ten people. obviously i just pitchered that myself in the locker room as usual. but i'm proud of my body. so i want to just show -- to women and to young girls that, you know, be comfortable in your body, be comfortable in your own skin, no matter what size, shape or form and just live a healthy lifestyle. >> you make muscles cool. >> exactly. exactly. working out is cool and having muscles is sexy. >>etting a healthy foods. >> exactly. just being healthy and proud of who you are. >> krieger is going to show off her muscles with her first game back at the spirit this saturday in germantown. there's just a few tickets left. so much more coming up on news4 at 6:00. guys, can you say girl crush?
>> i just looked up and rieger, without the k means heron like the bird that flies not like a tetradactyl. i wanted to be a warrior. if you are a dr. seuss fan, who isn't? you have five dies bait before the release of the long-lost sues book. thedor seuss geisel died 24 years ago but a man u script was found among his papers and it's finally making into print next tuesday. the new book is call "what pet should i get" and features the familiar brother and sister team from "one fish, two fish." the initial print run is 1 million copies and there are plenty of preorders. a fund-raiser mapped for the six baltimore officers charged in freddie gray's death is stirring up controversy. why the planners will now have to find a new very new. tonight at 6:00, two brothers killed in that tragic car crash in virginia what we are learning about
an about-face tonight for a fraternal order of police. it now says it will not accept money from a former baltimore police officer who plans to perform in black face during a fund-raiser for the police officers charged with freddie gray's death. reporter david collins explains why the organization changed its
mind. >> reporter: michael's 8th avenue in glen burnie will no longer hold a fundraiser for the six police officers about to go on trial for the death of freddie gray. it was going to feature a blackface performance by former police officer, bobby berger. >> too controversial at this point. the were we entertained the idea was because it was the opportunity to help families. >> reporter: the fund-raiser was the brain child of berger. since the '80s, he has done blackface performances he says imitates al xbrolson, an entertainer from the 1920s and '30s. he was fired from city police for those performances and told us today -- the fundraiser for six officers, three are black was scheduled for michael's on 8th avenue, no crack was signed. berger said he sold 600 tickets. the baltimore fop continues to
support the six officers but neither the union nor the officers support this fundraiser -- >> this is not the type of fund-raising that they would be involved in in any way. it is not something they would take any money from or accept any donations as a result of a fund-raising of this type. >> david collin was reporting. the president of the local naacp chapter says tonight, the fund raiser is unbelievable, highly inappropriate and reflects tone deafness in the times in which we live. now at 6:00 dramatic testimony in a high-profile murder. key witness took the stand today and the questions about a picture that could play a big role in the charles severance case. her death suicide but the controversy
suspect over. how it is reigniting the debate about your rights when pulled over by police. metro under fire transit agency officials grilled today for not following their own rules to keep riders safe. we begin with politics though. tonight donald trump once again dominates the headlines. the presidential hopeful traveled to the u.s./mexican border for the first time since he made those controversial comments about undocumented workers. he was melt by protesters and bay supporters. nbc's jay gray was there as well. he joins us live from laredo texas. jay? >> reporter: hey there wendy jim. and trump's last stop on his south texas swing was this reception ham, a trip that started with the group that invited him here actually pulling out of the tour. it is a dry, rugged and in many places, desolate region, but make no mistake, the border between texas and mexico has been